[invalid] Removal of Fortune also removes mint menu

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[invalid] Removal of Fortune also removes mint menu

Postby brainbuz » Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:49 am

I really hate the fortune program spewing nonsense every time I open a terminal session so I tried to remove it.
Afterwards mintmenu was broken, after checking my apt logs, it was obvious that removing fortune had also removed mintmenu. After uninstalling fortune I still had to manually remove it from bash.bashrc.

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Re: Removal of Fortune also removes mint menu

Postby emorrp1 » Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:18 am

This is not a bug: when you attempted to remove fortunes, it will have warned you it also had to remove mintsystem, which is crucial for a working Mint, incidentally in Gloria, it would also remove all the other mintTools, since they each depend on it. As you have noticed, the proper way to remove the fortunes is to disable them in bash.bashrc Here's the full message you will have got:

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The following packages will be REMOVED
  fortune-mod fortunes-min mint-meta-gnome mint-meta-main mintinstall mintmenu
  mintnanny mintsystem mintupdate mintwelcome
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 10 to remove and 13 not upgraded.
After this operation, 11.2MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

Note that by answering yes to that question, you're basically agreeing to removing Mint. Now, you're welcome to suggest the ability to remove the fortunes package without removing Mint is a feature you'd like to see implemented, so feel free to ask for it: http://www.linuxmint.com/getinvolved.php but it is not a "bug"
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Re: Removal of Fortune also removes mint menu

Postby lagagnon » Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:42 am

The correct way to disable the fortune thing would have been to edit the file /etc/bash.bashrc and comment out the last line "/usr/bin/mint-fortune".

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Re: Removal of Fortune also removes mint menu

Postby piratesmack » Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:25 pm

Argggg, I hate dependency hell

You can fix this by rebuilding all the packages that list fortunes as a dependency, but I recommend you just disable it in bashrc

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Re: Removal of Fortune also removes mint menu

Postby DruKe » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:55 pm

I wouldn't call it a bug either but I had to raise an eyebrow as to why fortunes was actually released into the live cd / install. :shock:
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